God Says, You Are Beautiful and Flawless

By: Carol McClain     carol_mcclain

You are all together beautiful, my love. There is no flaw in you.


If you’re like me, you despise:

  1. The correction Martha got from Jesus when she bruised her bony fingers making sure everything looked and tasted wonderful for her guests.
  2. Colossians 3:23-24 because it sends you into a volunteering frenzy. “Whatever you do, work heartily…knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. “
  3. Zaccheus working to make his sin right.
  4. The virtuous woman of Proverbs 31.

If an organization existed called Workers Anonymous, I’d be the president.

We realize work is good. We’ve read the Book of James. What happens, though, when all our work, all our prayer, all our hopes, and dreams, no matter what we do or how we pray, come to naught?

For us workers, this can be a big stumbling block. Have you been passed over for a promotion? Has your best friend gotten the man you love? Is your apartment run-down?  Have you prayed and worked and sought counsel, but still feel like a massive failure? You’ve memorized all those Biblical reasons God doesn’t answer. You come to the conclusion, you are no good.


I have a Scripture for you.

Song of Solomon 4:7 “You are all together beautiful, my love, there is no flaw in you.”

God loves us. Our good deeds don’t earn us a place in heaven. We all are beautiful–from the developmentally challenged to the genius. God doesn’t look on the outward. He doesn’t always take the challenge or pain away. However, He always carries us through.

Trust the whole of Scripture. We are all together beautiful.


  1. Becky Miller says:

    Hay good article from one of your old students

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